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Different Types Of Sleep Disorders

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Do you suffer from bouts of irregular sleep? Are you unable to sleep even though you have not slept for hours altogether? Turns out, it could be a case of sleep disorder.

However, there is no one type of sleep disorder. In fact, not many are unaware that apart from insomnia, there are other types like REM sleep behaviour disorder, Hypersomnia, etc.

Go through this ClipBook that looks at different types of sleep disorder and ways to treat them.


What Is A Sleep Disorder?

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Whether they are caused by a health problem or by too much stress, sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common in both adults and children.

1. Insomnia

Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? If so, you’re in good company. Insomnia is a very common problem that takes a toll on ...

2. Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the musc...

3. Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder

The neurologic examination is often normal. However, symptoms and signs of Parkinson disease, such as hand tremor at rest, slowness in movement, and muscle stiffness (rigidity) that may suggest an underlying neurologic cause of REM sleep behavior ...

4. Hypersomnia

People with IH crave sleep in the daytime, no matter how many hours they sleep at night. They struggle to wake, despite setting multiple alarms, and may have difficulty rising from bed (called  ). They may start the day feeling extremely groggy (s...

5. Sleep Walking

Imagine waking up somewhere other than where you fell asleep and not remembering how you got there. That’s what may happen to people who sleepwalk. Sleepwalking involves performing a complex action, such as walking, while still asleep. Additional ...

20 Scary Sleep Disorders That'll Totally Freak You Out!

There are some sleep disorders that are quite unsettling. Despite a lot of research that has been done on them, the causes for some of these disorders remain unexplained.

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